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The CreaTures research project highlights how creative practices can contribute to the sustainability agenda

The newly published CreaTures Co-Laboratory Catalogue offers an overview of experiences, insights and outcomes that emerged from 20 experimental artistic productions developed within the CreaTures project in 2020 – 2022.
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Appointments Published:

Heli Rekula appointed Vice Dean at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Heli Rekula's area of responsibility is art and creative practices.
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University Published:

Aalto University ranks among the top 50 globally for international outlook

Times Higher Education lists Aalto 47th in the world and 3rd in the Nordics
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Studies Published:

English bachelor’s programmes attract both international and Finnish applicants

The number of applications to Aalto University’s English-taught bachelor’s programmes grew by 20%
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Aalto University’s creative industry pre-incubator program is calling for applications

The application period for the Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program is open until 14.2.2023. To apply you need an idea for a business and a background in the creative industries.
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Research & Art Published:

Research project brings the fashion of Renaissance to life

An art history research project explored the emergence and evolution of European fashion in the early modern period and produced new research and reconstruction methods.

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Meet our people

Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
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Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Events

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Exhibitions

Alusta pavilion – Environmentally conscious architecture

Alusta pavilion - a place for encounters between humans and non-human animals in urban space.
DIALOGUES
Exhibitions
The KOTAMO report - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023
Academic events

The KOTAMO report: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023 14:00

Join us for our next Making Waves event on 2/Feb/2023 14:00: Senior Expert Julia Jousilahti (Demos Helsinki) will talk about the KOTAMO report commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions.
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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The series of seminars focusing on creative technologies started in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.
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